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Senior Software Systems Engineer

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0555

JOB TITLE: Senior Software Systems Engineer


Decisive Analytics Corporation, a WBB company, supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD R&E). The Senior Software Systems Engineer will be responsible for providing technical oversight, assessments, and analysis of software intensive Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Information Systems (MDAP/MAIS) programs in support of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). This is in support of OSD to mentor programs on best practices and assess risk, not hands-on development.


  • Provide software engineering subject matter expertise and mentoring in the evaluation, assessment, and execution of MDAP/MAIS programs
  • Conduct statutory/regulatory independent technical assessments of MDAP/MAIS programs (e.g., Program Support Assessment (PSA), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), and software focused reviews) to assess the status of software efforts as well as risks and issues
  • Perform independent software parametric analysis of development progress based on parameters received from program offices to quantitatively predict completion dates
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and generating high quality technical reports and presentations for senior DoD leadership to support public speaking engagements, symposium, conferences, and Congressional/OSD/Service reports
  • Critically review program milestone documentation and contractor deliverables to assess software equities across all phases of the system acquisition life cycle from advanced development planning, estimating, deployment decisions, and sustainment


Security Clearance: Secret

  • Secret Clearance with eligibility for Top Secret
  • Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science or an Engineering Discipline
  • Senior level software subject matter expertise including a strong background in Software Engineering on DoD military platforms, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), Agile development, Software Measurement and Metrics, Software Security, Systems Integration, Software Testing, and Software Sustainment
  • Experience using predictive SW metrics and quantitative analysis techniques to gauge software quality, schedule and readiness in support of data based decision making
  • Knowledge of Software Requirements Management (stability, traceability, dependencies, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of the DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes defined in DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 and the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG)


  • Eligibility for TS/SCI Clearance
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or another technical or quantative discipline.
  • Expert technical knowledge of more than one MDAP or MAIS program
  • Familiarity with DoD data repositories such as Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR), Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Knowledge Management/Decision Support (KMDS), Acquisition Information Repository (AIR), etc.
  • Expertise with modern large scale SW development (e.g., CI/CD/automation/full-stack/DevOps/cloud/Amazon Web Services (AWS)) processes on MDAP/MAIS programs
  • Prior experience as a chief software engineer or architect on a program
  • Experience in assessing software schedule realism (e.g., experience in evaluating the viability and degree of optimism in software schedules)



KEY WORDS: systems engineer, risk management, technical reviews, design reviews, Acquisition, milestone, Integrated Product Team (IPT), DoDI 5000.02, Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG), DevOps, SCAMPI, Software Development Plan (SDP), parametrics #MON


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